Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy, appears in Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and folk beliefs. As a symbol of compassion and wisdom, Guan Yin has a high religious status in different countries. Due to Guan Yin's many incarnations, across Buddhist temples, Taoist temples and folk shrines, there are many different statues of Guan Yin. In Taoism, Guan Yin is also known as Ci Hang Zhen Ren.
Guan Yin is a merciful Bodhisattva. For those who encounter difficulties, as long as they call out the holy name of Guan Yin, they will be rescued. Many believers have experienced being saved by Guan Yin when they chanted the holy name of Guan Yin in times of danger, difficulties or disaster. As the patron saint of women and children, Guan Yin also provides protection during childbirth, and ensures children grown up safely and healthily.
There are three feast days of Guan Yin every year: the 19th of the 2nd lunar month, the 19th of the 6th lunar month and the 19th of the 9th lunar month.